Little Greene Paint & Wallpaper Blog

  • Clare Elise Interiors - A Neutral Scheme


    Clare Elise Interiors created a beautiful neutral scheme which flows from kitchen to living space using 'Shallows' and 'Inox.'


    Shallows contains the deftest touch of pigment which gives it a cool, understated depth.

    This was combined with a seating area painted with the beautiful light, silver grey, 'Inox.'


    They also created some bespoke joinery wardrobes finished in 'Scree,' a shade with humble provenance; the use of this grey was widespread in the nineteenth century as a cheap mix of leftover paint colours – an early example of paint recycling.


    Photography: Chris Snook

    Styling: Clare Elise Interiors

  • Secret Linen Store - Little Greene


    The Secret Linen Store used a selection of Little Greene shades for their latest photoshoot.

    Hicks' Blue

    David Hicks, one of the most important designers of the 60s and 70s, used powerful colours in combination to dramatic effect. Besides domestic projects for English aristocracy, Hicks also worked on many commercial projects and used 'Hicks' Blue' in the restaurant at the top of the London Telecom Tower in 1962.

    Sage Green

    'Sage Green' was one of the colours enjoyed by the Victorians "on account of their repose to the sight, and their solid and quiet tone."

    French Grey

    Usually mixed with a little blue and a red, when a "middle tint" was required, French Grey was far from cheap to produce, it provides the perfect background for blue accessories.

    French Grey

    Click here to browse the shades.

  • Little Greene At The Whitworth - Raqs Media Collective


    The Whitworth Art Gallery have recently collaborated with Raqs Media Collective on their first major UK exhibition. 

    Image: Whitworth Art Gallery

    The artwork creates questions and haunting memorials through new and existing work. The exhibition will give viewers an exceptional opportunity to experience Raqs Media Collective's ideas, insights and art.

    Image: Whitworth Art Gallery

    The exhibition will give viewers an exceptional opportunity to experience Raqs Media Collective's ideas, insights and art.

    Image: Whitworth Art Gallery

    The gallery selected a neutral backdrop for the pieces using Little Greene's 'Shirting,' a pure white based on natural minerals without optical brightener- a classic heritage white.

    The exhibition will run from 30 September 2017 – 25 February 2018.

  • Little Greene At VT Wonen & Design Beurs


    Little Greene exhibited at VT Wonen & Design Beurs in Amsterdam from the 3rd - 8th of October.

    Our updated 'Colours of England' palette was displayed on our colour cube wall, complemented with Upper Brook St wallpaper in Minuit.

    Wallpaper books were available for guests to browse our latest wallpaper collections and our colour consultants were on hand to provide advice and information for visitors on their projects.

    Thank you to everyone who visited us on the stand.

  • Little Greene At Design Central


    Lamp Black


    Little Greene will be exhibiting at the largest interior design show in the North of England, Design Central.

    Held at Colshaw Hall near Knutsford from Tuesday 26th to Wednesday 27th of September 2017, the show will present the latest in interior design trends. The Little Greene stand will feature 12 newly-launched shades from the new Colours of England colourcard and the latest wallpaper designs from our most recent collection 'London Wallpapers IV.'

    Opening Times:
    Tuesday 26th September 2017 9.30am - 5pm
    Wednesday 27th September 2017 9.30am - 5pm

    Design Central
    Colshaw Hall
    Stocks Lane
    Over Peover
    WA16 8TW

    We're looking forward to seeing you there.

  • Join Us At Decorex


    Little Greene will be returning to Syon Park for Decorex 2017 from 17th-20th September.

    Marking the launch of London Design Festival, this year Decorex celebrates 40 years of design collaborations.

    Visit us on Stand C38 to pick up a copy of our updated 'Colours of England' colourcard featuring twelve newly launched colours.

    Our Colour Consultants will be on hand to provide assistance and guidance on colour combinations and finishes.

    Our experts will also be available to provide information on our new finish, 'Flat Oil Eggshell,'a contemporary oil-based eggshell finish with a sheen level of 10% that sits right between matt and eggshell.

  • Little Greene at Design Junction 2017


    Sage Green, Mortlake Yellow


    Little Greene will once again be participating in the innovative Design Junction at Kings Cross from the 21st - 24th September 2017.

    Held as part of the London Design Festival, the event will give guests an opportunity to browse the Little Greene 'Colours of England' palette featuring seven newly launched colours.

    Guests will also have the opportunity to gain expert colour advice from our Colour Consultants, who will be on hand to provide assistance and guidance on combining colour.

    Visit us on Stand P19, Cubitt Park to see the latest from Little Greene.

    We look forward to welcoming you!


  • The Effect Of Light On Colour

    Light is an extremely important factor to consider when selecting colour for your home. Depending on how the light changes within each room throughout the day will impact the way that colours appear on the walls. Little Greene paints contain 40% more pigment than other paint, giving the shades a depth of colour that subtly changes in different lights.

    When selecting colours, simply paint shades out onto an A4 piece of paper or wall and move them around the room throughout the course of the day so you can see how the changing light will affect them. You will observe big changes in light at different times.

    South Facing Rooms

    South Facing Rooms tend to have warmer light, so colours can appear more yellow. For a South Facing Room, cool shades such as ‘French Grey Pale’ or ‘Gauze’ will read as neutral whites, and warm whites such as ‘White Lead’ or ‘First Light’ will become quite cream.

    Celestial Blue & Marine Blue
    Yellow Pink & Lamp Black

    North Facing Room

    Colours in North Facing rooms tend to look consistently flatter and cooler than they would do when bathed in direct light. Stronger green-blues such as ‘Air Force Blue’ and ‘Canton’ are fairly warm colours. In a neutral scheme, shades with a pink or yellow undertone such as the ‘Rolling Fog’ or ‘Stock’ colour families will help warm up the overall feel of the room.

    Down & Knightsbridge

    West Facing Rooms

    The natural light in West and East facing rooms changes dramatically throughout the day. Make the most of the changing light by varying the strength of shades in a neutral colour scheme and adding in accent colours as a highlight for architectural features.

    Slaked Lime Deep & Route One
    French Grey Dark & French Grey

    East Facing Rooms

    If the bedroom or perhaps kitchen faces East then make the most of the morning with a strong or radiant colour. Bright colours will appear more subdued in the evening light.

    Lamp Black
    Confetti & Lamp Black

    For more information on choosing colour, visit our website:

  • Little Greene - The Library

    Little Greene recently worked with Campbell Smith in the restoration to the Wyatt Ceiling in the Library at Brasenose College, Oxford.

    Campbell Smith provide expert restoration to both fine decoration and more contemporary properties including gilding and stencilling.

    Image: Campbell Smith


    Image: Campbell Smith
    Image: Campbell Smith

    The restoration project was awarded ‘Very Highly Commended’ in the ‘Highly Decorative’ category at the Premier Trophy Awards earlier this month.

  • Using A Colour Highlight - Yellow


    Yellows have an inherent brightness, freshness and warmth that makes them an ever-popular colour all around the home.

    The 'Colours of England' palette includes varying hues of this vibrant shade to provide brightness in both classic and contemporary schemes.


    Mortlake Yellow, Sage Green


    'Mortlake Yellow' is a warm golden yellow which was used generously in the 17th century weaves of the Mortlake Tapestry Works, where under Charles I, a new generation of English craftsmen produced the finest tapestries in Europe.

    Pair with the soothing, natural 'Sage Green' for a scheme inspired by nature.


    Grey Stone, Sunlight


    Sunlight provides a  true reduction of ochre and titanium brightened with a dash of organic yellow, Combine 'Sunlight' with 'Woad' for the perfect backdrop to yellow trim and skirting.



    Light Gold, Urbane Grey

    'Light Gold' is a delightful warm colour originally conceived from chrome yellow, white and a dash of vermilion. Paint a full wall in 'Light Gold' for a beautiful, bold impact.


    Trumpet, Cape Red


    'Trumpet' is an accent colour, derived from the development of strong coloured plastics. Popular when used sparingly in more neutral environments and sometimes used as a joinery colour for flush door faces and architraves, particularly towards the end of the decade and into the early 1980s. Use alongside 'Cape Red' for a powerful, dramatic finish.


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